DAGUERRE (Louis-Jacques Mandé). History and... - Lot 170 - Paris Enchères - Collin du Bocage

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DAGUERRE (Louis-Jacques Mandé). History and... - Lot 170 - Paris Enchères - Collin du Bocage
DAGUERRE (Louis-Jacques Mandé). History and description of the daguerreotype and diorama processes. Adorned with a portrait of the author, and augmented with notes and observations by Messrs. Lerebours and Susse frères. Paris, Susse Frères, Éditeurs, Place de la Bourse, 31; Lerebours, opticians of the observatory, place du Pont-Neuf, 13, 1839. In-8, paperback, gray cover, (2) ff, 86 pp, (1) f. ("Nouvelle préparation"; "Observation"), portrait-frontispice and 6 engraved plates. New edition. Divided into three parts, this pamphlet describes the new photographic process, evoking the promotion of the invention, its genesis, and exposes the work of Daguerre. "From September (1839), thirty-nine editions, or reprints and translations followed one another in less than eighteen months (...). Thanks to the book, in a short time, the Western world knew the name of Daguerre". In French in the text, 255. First cover preserved and soiled, blanket of waiting. Freckles, stains, restored tears in margins, qq ff detached; last leaf reassembled on nail, soiled.
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